Saturday at the Equestrian Festival Baborówko was primarily a field trial. The CCIO4* (the official Paris 2024 FEI Olympic Qualification Event in Eventing for Group C) - undoubtedly attracted the most attention. The Poles are in first place both as a team and individually. Tomorrow, the last trial awaits us - show jumping. This will determine the lucky team that will be qualified for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024.
Saturday's cross-country trial ended in success for the Poles - they are in first place in the qualifying competition for the LOTTO trophy. The best ride was performed by Wiktoria Knap and Quintus 134, who crossed faultlessly and is currently second in the individual classification (33.5 points). First is Jan Kamiński with his horse Jard, who scored 32.6 points after both attempts. Only the last day of the competition is ahead of us - show jumping, on which depends the Polish team's qualification for the Olympic Games in Paris. Hungary dropped out of the team classification, following the resignation of Balázs Kaizinger and the elimination of Noémi Doerfer.
"I think if I had ridden a bit more riskily I would have been in time without a problem, but I knew I had to make it to the end for the country. (...) I heard about the fall. On the one hand, of course, joy, on the other hand, all athletes - no matter which country they are from - are stressed because we know that it can happen to us as well." - says Poland's representative in the CCIO4*-L, Jan Kaminski.
Undoubtedly, the highest-subsidised CCI4*-S competition with a prize pool of PLN 320,000 is also associated with the greatest excitement. Here, Christoph Wahler has moved into first place with Carjatan S with a total score of 27.9. He is closely followed by Robin Godel and Grandeur De Lully CH (30.2 points) and in third place is Olympic Rider Michael Jung and Kilcandra Ocean Power (31.8 points). The previous leader Jerome Robine has dropped to fourth place.
"I really enjoy being here. I've been here twice before and decided to come again. This is my last preparation before the CCI5*, and this is the perfect place - great cross, very technical." - says German representative Jerome Robine.
The last four-star competition was a big surprise, as the top of the CCI4*-L for the KOWR trophy has completely changed after the cross country. First place at this point is held by Sanna Siltakorpi with Bofey Click (35.5 points) from Finland, second place is held by the Janneke Boonzaaijer with Acsi Champ De Tailleur (36.7 points) from the Netherlands and third place is held by Elena Otto-Erley and Finest Fellow (37.7 points) from Germany.